Bug#796742: general: system takes a hit when encryption used
modern day systems have 6GB/sec connections and GBs of RAM and Ghz of speed.
There is simply no reason that ANY cipher algorithm should slow a system to a
Cached data or not.
Yet this is clearly the case.I tried both EncFS and GostCrypt(whole volume
encryption) and am getting the same results here on SATA 6GB/sec connection
with drives that support such speeds.
I am lucky to get ~100MB/sec throughput rates, and they are limited further
when using encryption by a factor of 4-5X.
This simply should NOT BE. The data can be encrypted in RAM or through a disk
buffer in such a case as a disk-to-disk copy.There is no need for excessive
disk writes during the encryption process, especially when using ext3+ as a
base filesystem. Ext3+ systems are known for error and power loss/reset
resiliency. Am I missing something here or did I find a major bug?
AES and SHA can be enhanced even further by use of OpenCL and SSE special
operations that newer CPUs have.And surely the TPM chip has some input here as
well.Or at least it SHOULD.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386
Kernel: Linux 4.0.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)